Category: Edison Electric Institute

Utility Industry Set To Get Another Ally Inside The Trump Administration

Mark Menezes has spent decades working in the electric utility industry, mostly alongside corporate lobbying teams.

/ July 19, 2017

NYT Digs Into Utilities’ Efforts To Slow Down Rooftop Solar

Utilities will keep attacking rooftop solar, sometimes using customers' money to do it. But in the long run, they cannot win.

/ July 11, 2017

Emails show Wisconsin Commissioner Nowak’s relationship with utility industry players

Wisconsin Public Service Commissioner Ellen Nowak attended several private events at the behest of groups funded by the Koch Brothers and utility interests in 2016, according to documents obtained by...

/ July 7, 2017

AEP proposes to hike fixed charges in latest affront to low income customers

AEP Ohio’s proposal to increase fixed charges would hurt low-income customers, the same people this powerful electric utility pretends to represent when it attacks clean energy policies, and fits into...

/ July 5, 2017

PR Firm behind American Gas Association front group also member and consultant for Edison Electric Institute

The nation’s largest electric utilities have been relying on a political consulting shop to portray their efforts to attack rooftop solar as having support from the “grassroots” for at least...

/ June 20, 2017

Paying for Utility Politics: How ratepayers are forced to fund the Edison Electric Institute and other political organizations

The Edison Electric Institute is an inherently political organization, and a powerful one. At $90 million, its budget is the highest it has been in over a decade – a budget...

/ May 9, 2017

Southern Company CEO and Edison Electric Institute Chairman Tom Fanning’s Climate Change Denial

In the month since Tom Fanning, the CEO of Southern Company and current chairman of the Edison Electric Institute, said that carbon dioxide was not a primary contributor to global...

/ April 30, 2017

Rick Perry: Trump may try to preempt state renewable energy policies

Rick Perry said yesterday that the Trump administration is having “very classified” conversations about preempting state and local support for renewable energy under the pretense of national security. Perry’s remarks...

/ April 26, 2017

Three HUGE Utilities Donated to Donald Trump’s Inauguration

President Donald Trump's inaugural committee raised a record $106.7 million - twice as much money as any other inauguration.

/ April 20, 2017

New DOE Chief of Staff, Brian McCormack, Played Critical Role in EEI’s Rooftop Solar Campaign

Brian McCormack, most recently of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), will become Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s chief of staff, reports confirmed yesterday. Previously, McCormack was EEI’s vice president of political and...

/ March 14, 2017